I hate to get sidetracked but I find it interesting that there will always be two sides when it comes to this issue of how one should post on this site. Link heavy or light? Get the info out there quickly so discussion can occur, or wait and find as many links as possible and provide more for the posting.
We should always be striving for the latter.
While I have often championed the value-add that community brings to posts, and certainly we have had tons of posts where the comments themselves have made the post worth having, the usual mantra for MeFi posts are thick, meaty posts, chock full of effort and/or links. Doesn't have to be 500 links, but 5 links with a more inside and a narration is a heckuva lot better than 2 links to news sites.
I wanted to throw this out because the Steinbrenner thread is going to be chock full of Obit/Not Obit debate, and, well, it looks like that's the post that's going to stay so let's have the pants party in here.
PS: I thought the guidelines said more about meaty posts? Maybe we need an enhancement there?